Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) What year was one of your great-grandmothers born? Divide this number by 90 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."
2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ahnentafel" - your software will create this - use the "Ahnentafel List" option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?
3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."
4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.
5) If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then spin the wheel again - pick a great-grandmother, a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!
1) My great-grandmother, Julia (White) Richmond was born in 1848. Dividing by 90 gives me a roulette number of 20.53, rounded up to 21.
2) #21 on my Ancestral Name List is Hannah (Rich) Richman/Richmond. Here is the vital record information I have for Hannah (Rich) Richmond:
Hannah Rich was born on 14 April 1824 in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, the daughter of John and Rebecca (Hill) Rich. She died on 8 August 1911 at the age of 87 in Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, United States. Hannah married 7 September 1845 in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England to James Richman. He was born before 8 April 1821 in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, the son of John and Ann (Marshman) Richman. James Richmond died on 20 December 1912 in Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, United States at the age of 91.
3) Three Facts:
* Hannah Rich was baptized on 9 February 1837 in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England along with some of her siblings. Her family was Non-Conformist for some time.
* Hannah Richman (age 32, female, wife, origin Great Britain), James Richman (age 7, male, child), Thomas Richman (age 6, male, child), Louisa Richman (age 4, female, child), Elizabeth Richman (age 2, female, child) and Ann Richman (infant, female, child) were passengers on the ship Osprey, which sailed from Glasgow, Scotland, arriving in New York City on 14 November 1856.
* Hannah (Rich) Richmond was buried in Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, Windham, Connecticut in a plot with her husband, James Richmond on one side of the stone, and her sons, Frederic J. Richmond and Thomas Richmond, plus Thomas Richmond's wife, Julia (White) Richmond on the other side of the gravestone.